Jun 11 2018

Saving Lives Through Sales

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer For The Island Connection The Charleston Animal Society has been saving homeless Lowcountry animals since 1874. The old dog’s newest trick is opening the Second Chance Resale Store and Adoption Center. CAS took possession of the old Block Buster facility located at 5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd., on June 1. …

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Jun 11 2018

Cunningham Runs Against Sanford

By Gregg Bragg,  Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection Joe Cunningham is a College of Charleston graduate, an ocean engineer, and Charleston based attorney. He’s also a candidate running for South Carolina’s District 1 congressional seat. Upon recent inquiry, campaign manager Mariah Hill responded to questions on behalf of Joe Cunningham. Asked about the …

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Jun 09 2018

Don’t Forget To Vote Tuesday, June 12!

Staff Report for The Island Connection The Republican primary election for the District 9 Council race will be held this Tuesday, June 12 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m at Kiawah Island Municipal Center 4475 Betsy Kerrison Parkway. Kiawah and Seabrook make up an important part of Charleston County Council’s District 9 jurisdiction and a good voter turnout can be determinative in …

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Jun 08 2018

Former Charleston County Register Of Deeds Endorses Tom Hartnett Jr.

By Christian LeBlanc for The Island Connection Former Charleston County Register of Deeds Charlie Lybrand has endorsed the Tom Hartnett Jr. for Register of Deeds campaign. “I am proud to endorse Tom Hartnett Jr. for Charleston County Register of Deeds. As the former Register of Deeds (formerly RMC), I know that Tom plans to build …

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Jun 07 2018

New Catch Limit For Red Drum To Address Overfishing

By Erin Weeks for Island Connection Red drum, redfish, spottail, channel bass – South Carolina’s most popular saltwater gamefish goes by many names and plays a key role in the coastal economy and ecosystems. In recent years, state biologists have documented a declining trend in the state’s red drum population, which has been underscored by reports from …

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Jun 07 2018

Marine Mammal Project Needs Volunteers

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Mayor Pro Tem John Gregg presided over May’s Seabrook Island Town Council meeting. The sound of silence greeted a pair of ordinances scheduled for public hearings just prior to the start of the meeting. Gregg then moved through procedures, approved three sets of minutes, and jumped …

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Jun 07 2018

James Smith Eyes South Carolina Governor’s Seat

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection James Smith wants to be the next governor of South Carolina. The Columbia, South Carolina native graduated from USC and later, the USC School of Law. No stranger to public service, he has served in the SC House of Representatives for the past 22 years …

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Jun 06 2018

Attend Disaster Awareness Day

By Stephanie Braswell for the Island Connection The Atlantic hurricane season that runs from June 1 to November 30 is here. With South Carolina as one of the most vulnerable states in the nation to be impacted by hurricanes, emergency preparedness is especially important for residents of barrier island communities. Please plan to attend the …

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Jun 06 2018

Willey Running For Charleston County Probate Judge

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection Kelsey Willey is running for Charleston County Probate Judge and is the only lawyer contesting the office in the June 12 democratic primary. She graduated from Longwood University, a liberal arts institution in Farmville, VA founded in 1839, with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and …

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Jun 05 2018

Hands Across The Sand: ‘No’ To Offshore Drilling

Staff Report for The Island Connection Photos by Lindsey Leigh May 19, local residents and elected officials gathered on Folly Beach for a demonstration against offshore drilling. The event was part of the international Hands Across the Sand day of action, with 118 events across the country and around the globe, including simultaneous events in …

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